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News: The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

Not a quick fix or retreat from 3D visuals in future projects

When the 2DS was revealed it was met, by some at least, with derisive snorts and incredulity. Despite its clear target audience, demonstrated perfectly by its co-ordinated launch with Pokémon X & Y, there was — and still is, probably — a line of argument that said it was a...

News: The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

Includes a copy of Mario Kart Wii and will cost $99

Back in December 2012 we imported a Wii Mini from Canada — before it was confirmed for Europe — and gave our assessment in a hardware review. Here's what we said in summary: The Wii Mini is, as we were largely aware - a scaled-down version of Nintendo's best-selling system. The lack of...

News: Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Mario & Luigi Premium Pack also on the way Down Under

Australia and New Zealand may have missed out on the limited edition Zelda-themed Wii U bundle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Nintendo Australia has today announced it will bulk up its Wii U offerings with two new value packs - just in time for the holiday period. Consumers who...

News: Nintendo Provides Reassurances on Wii Availability This Holiday Season

Nintendo Provides Reassurances on Wii Availability This Holiday Season

What happens once sold out, though?

This week came confirmation from Nintendo Japan that it's ceasing production of the Wii, suggesting that the end is nigh for the system. Of course, in territories such as Europe and North America there's been data — during the Wii U's quietest months — placing the last-gen little box of wonders only narrowly...

News: Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Retail price of $299.99, available November 1st

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack which was recently confirmed for Europe is also getting a release state-side. The bundle — which comprises of a 32GB Wii U with New Super Mario U and New Super Luigi U on a single disc — launches November 1st and will retail...

Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

Tom Whitehead believes that the Wii's good work has, in part, been wasted

This week the Nintendo Japan website updated the status of Wii production, officially bringing it to an end. We'd previously argued that Nintendo could have ruled the micro console market with Wii and the company, potentially, missed a trick; it seems to be a decision made...

News: Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

That's half a new 2DS

The 2DS, as its design suggests, is a tough little unit designed to survive the rigours of clumsy young hands — as we put it in our Nintendo 2DS review, "this thing can take a hit". Of course, it's not indestructible, and even without the break-ready 3DS hinge and regardless of its tough plastic back, it still has two...

News: Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

New Zelda title to have reversible cover, too

While we often bemoan the absence of some particularly snazzy 3DS hardware designs in the West, we today have some happy news to share. The previously Japan-only Luigi 3DS XL model is coming to Europe on 1st November, and a special The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is also being...

News: Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Mario and Luigi, Wii Party U and Just Dance offerings

We've had plenty of speculation in recent times regarding Wii U bundles, as it's seemed inevitable that Nintendo will boost the value of its offerings with packed-in options to cater to various audiences. Nintendo of Europe has today stepped forward with its own offers, all set to arrive in...

Guide: How To Capture Video And Screenshots From Your 3DS

How To Capture Video And Screenshots From Your 3DS

Turn your handheld into a multimedia star

As the next generation of home consoles looms over us, the topic of video sharing is becoming ever more important. Both the PS4 and Xbox One will offer the ability to record and upload your gaming performances so others can appraise them online, which will surely lead to an explosion of self-made clips on...